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“This album is more united than our previous work. We have different moods throughout but it works better as a whole. Of course we’re outdated because we still have the mentality of making an album when most kids now just care about a song.” Secret And Whisper vocalist Charles Finn talks about the band’s upcoming second long player titled Teenage Fantasy. “We put ... Read more in Amazon's Secret & Whisper Store

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  • Audio CD (February 12, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • ASIN: B00120H43I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,382 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Every song on this album is amazing.
dta609
With their debut, Great White Whale, Secret & Whisper seems to have found a sound that borrows from others, yet may have enough originality to serve as their own.
Baseball Fan
At first i didnt like them, but i decided to give them another listen and i gotta say this is one of my favorite bands nows.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Baseball Fan on February 15, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Many great bands in the Christian market have been found in Canada. It seems that sometimes the best music can come from our neighbor to the north, and with native rockers Secret & Whisper getting signed to Tooth & Nail, they're out to prove that more great things can come from there. With their debut, Great White Whale, Secret & Whisper seems to have found a sound that borrows from others, yet may have enough originality to serve as their own.

The disc kicks off with a haunting intro, bizarrely titled "Blonde Monster." From that beginning, you'll realize you're in for an interesting ride. Some lyrics are quite cryptic, such as the heavy rock track "Spider Besider." Other tracks have a simple, yet poignant message to them, such as "The Actress," which talks of how we can get so lost in a film, from the impending drama. Intriguing sounds and effects lace all the way through the album, evident on the edgier rock tracks, such as "XOXOXO" (which serves as the key highlight of the album) and the soothing rock feel of "Looming Moon," and those tracks really give you a sense of what the band was seemingly going for with this record: a sense of mystery. Bordering on metalcore in spots, the band gives a new spin to the average rock we tend to get from Tooth & Nail, mixing in a haunting vocal by lead singer Charles Furny that just sucks you in from the very beginning.

The vocals may tend to cause distraction when trying to make out all the lyrics, but overall they work with the sound that S&W has achieved on this debut album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Burrows on February 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I was also fortunate enough to find a copy of Secret & Whispers new cd "Great White Whale" at my local FYE and I am very excited I was able to get a copy becuase this cd is incredible. The melodies on this cd are like nothing I have heard in a while. Anberlin is similar but are a little more toned down than these guys.
This is one of those discs that you can play from beginning to end. You won't find yourself wanting to skip any songs. Make sure you listen to the intro and how it fades into track #2. It's one hell of a way to start a cd. Almost has a concert atmosphere to it.
Go pick upa copy of these guys and while you're at it grab Ivoryline's new cd as it is on the same level as these guys.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kyle VanWagner on May 12, 2008
Format: Audio CD
A lot of people say this sounds like Saosin or Circa Survive. While they do a little bit, it reminds me more of Sullivan, with heavier instrumentation.
Perhaps a mix of Sullivan, Saosin, and Circa Survive. Isn't alliteration amazing?

Anyway, I had heard their songs on their myspace before, and was intrigued. I went to Best Buy a few weeks after listening, was looking for some other stuff, and decided to pick this up as well.
Best move I've made in months, haha.

From beginning to end this album captures you and moves you. The music is powerful and has this way of grabbing your full attention. The melodies are beautiful and ethereal, the guitars are heavy, the way they should be. The lyrics are good, although sometimes beyond my grasp, I like the images they bring to mind, and I can relate to that which doesn't escape my mind.

Altogether this record is a masterpiece. Not a single song lacks anything. Brilliant band, that will have you dancing along with music that can't really be danced to.

(When I first bought the album, I threw it on while making a garden burger in my kitchen. I made two more, just because I enjoyed listening to it so much I didn't want to bother stopping it and moving the cd to another place. I pigged out simply as an excuse to continue listening)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Schneider on February 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to find a copy of this on my way home from work on February 12th and it rocked my socks off. I've seen them live in Seattle twice. Incredible! Fans of Saosin and Circa Survive MUST check them out, you'll wear the CD out, I swear. Haunting melodies and lyrics; driving rhythm; these guys have some talent! Possibly the most emotional musical experience I've ever had. Give them a shot, you won't regret it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I've purchased a few CDs lately (Saosin/Thrice) after listening to the song samples a few dozen times and deciding I'd like the CD. And I do really dig those guys, but I listened to the Great White Whale samples once and fell in love. These guys can scream in tune better than anybody else I've ever heard. Every song is amazing. Seriously. And the lyrics will give you chills. In a good way.

The cryptic way the first song folds into the second sets the tone for the CD. I didn't realize at first that they're on a Christian label, but don't be afraid fellow Buddhists, et al., the lyrics are so symbolic that they transcend anything you've ever heard before. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cory Clubb on January 22, 2009
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Hailing from Canada, alterative hard rockers Secret & Whisper bring us their debut album Great White Whale. Freshly pressed off of Tooth and Nail records, this presentation is difficult to classify into a genre. Emotional screams mix with heavy slamming guitars and electronic waves produce quite an original sound.

Secret & Whisper give an entrancing intro that dives straight into the first hard hitting track "You Are Familiar". The following tracks "Vanshings" and "Xoxoxo" lay the foundation of a distinct but unique sound and feel. On "Lovers" the band doesn't hold back on their ripping guitars that lead into heavy riffs through out the song. Slower melodies like those found on tracks "The Actress" and "Werewolves" let the lead singer stretch out notes that blend into dreamy moods. I found myself having a hard time though depicting the lyrics and defining what each song's anthem might be. That aside, the words are not distasteful or odious.

The band's sound is similar to label mates Underoath or Spoken, but they have an interesting twist they make all their own. I found myself listening to this album over and over again because I enjoyed the different tastes of sounds within each track, never sure what I was going to get. What you do get with Secret & Whisper is arguably the newest rising collection of Christian hard rockers and Great White Whale can only be the beginning for this young group.
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